I just downsized from my old Santa Rosa 15" C2D Macbook Pro - bought new in 2007 - to a new 13" i5. A few observations and a question. I sold my old laptop for almost $700 on CL (it was in perfect condition with original packaging + two batteries) and bought the new one for $999 at Best Buy (price match). I figured four years for a laptop was enough. So this was a pretty good trade up (down?). First of all, it says something about the Apple brand that a four year old laptop can fetch $700. I can't see a used Wintel machine going for that much. Heck, you can get a new one for that price. The new 13 is noticeably quicker than the old 15. And I certainly like the reduced weight. I only use this laptop for notes and browsing, so it's not as if I really need the extra screen real estate for anything complicated. I have a Mac Pro desktop at home for other work. Clearly, the i5 runs a LOT hotter than the C2D. Not to worry, as this seems normal according to the forums I've read. Fortunately, I don't need to hold it on my lap. Maybe it's just me, but the new Apple laptops don't seem to be made quite as sturdy as the older models. Could it be that I just prefer the aluminum finish on the older models? Can't say that I like the glossy screen much, although I guess I am getting used to it. Chalk it up to personal preference. If Apple had offered a matte screen I might have gone for it. But then again it wouldn't have been $999. I am considering upgrading to a SATA II SSD. I wonder if anyone has installed the Intel 310 on an 13 i5? I really don't need the speed of a OWC 6G monster, but would appreciate a quicker boot.